Benefits of SUNFLOWER OIL
- Great emollient. Hydrates the skin and improves skin’s moisture retention.
- Used for normal to dry skin types. Also, great for acne prone skin eliminating bacteria that causes acne.
- Great for after sun care, it neutralizes free radicals that penetrate into the skin.
- Antioxidant properties help prevent fine lines and wrinkles from forming.
- Contains minerals and oleic acid, linoleic acid, lecithin, carotenoids and Vitamins A, B, C, D and E. Some sunflower oils do not list/contain all of these vitamins.
- A good all-purpose carrier oil for essential oil recipes.
- Light scent
- Easily absorbed, leaves very little oily residue, but does not feel greasy.
- Good shelf life (1 year) if refrigerated after opening.
Sunflower oil is produced by pressing the seeds of the sunflower. Sunflower oil is high in antioxidants coming from a variety of Vitamin A, B, C, D and E. Sunflower oil is a fantastic source for beta carotene. Beta-carotene is a fat-soluble compound found in oils, vegetables, grains and some specific fruits. Beta-carotene is converted into Vitamin A, which possesses antioxidant properties that are good for your health and the look of your skin. In addition, the folate and folic acid in sunflower oil help the body to produce new cells.
The antioxidants in beta carotene can penetrate into the skin and help neutralize free radicals that produce sunburn, as well as other forms of sun damage. The antioxidant properties will help prevent early signs of aging. Exposure to the sun and free radicals increase the speed of skin aging that causes fine lines and wrinkles. Individuals who have genetic illness erythropoietic protoporphyria, which causes heightened sunlight sensitivity should use caution because high doses of beta carotene can make your skin sensitive to sunlight.
Sunflower oil is widely used to promote healing to wounds that are not healing properly and skin injuries. Sunflower oil is also used to treat arthritis, psoriasis, and eczema.
Sunflower oil contains Vitamin E, which is an emollient that helps trap moisture inside skin cells. This oil is a favorite for cosmetic applications particularly as it is beneficial for dry and oily skin complexions and moisturizes the skin without causing an oily sheen.
Blending Sunflower Oil with Essential Oils
Body Massage Oil: 40-60 drops of essential oil to about 4 ounces of Sunflower Oil.
Everyday Home Use: 10-20 drops of essential oils with 1 ounce of Sunflower Oil.
Therapeutic: 25-30 drops of essential oil to about 1/2 oz of Sunflower Oil.
- Therapeutic blends are normally used to address a specific health issue and is not used long-term.
- Some Essential Oils need fewer drops due to their high potency.
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